48% off Shimano Ultegra R8000 Groupset



Mechanical Ultegra is about the best performance to price combination that you can get for your favourite steed. 

Shimano Ultegra R8000 Groupset Special
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The aesthetics are nearly identical to the more expensive Dura-Ace and the shifting and braking performance is pretty close too.

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Where this differs is in price and a marginal weight penalty. However, we'd be more than happy with this groupset on our race bike.

21% off Wahoo Elemnt GPS Computer

If you're looking to do a bit of upgrading this winter then this would be a brilliant buy.

40% off Specialized Tarmac Sport Disc Carbon Road Bike

One of the best changes that Shimano has made is to allow a 32T cassette with the new rear mech. That provides a much nicer climbing gear for most of us!

42% off Cannondale CAAD12 Dura-Ace Road Bike

Having recently installed one of these groupsets, we can say that they're much easier to set up than the older 6800 model which had a few little quirks.

Shimano Ultegra R8000 Groupset Special
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About Shimano

In February 1921, Shozaburo Shimano opened Shimano Iron Works in Higashi Minato in Sakai City when he was 26 years old. On the site of a demolished celluloid factory, he rented a nearly 40-square-meter area. The monthly rent was 5 yen. At that time, the new establishment had only a single lathe, measuring about 1.8 meters long. Shozaburo Shimano decided to produce freewheels. Of all bicycle components, freewheels entailed the highest level of technology to produce.

Since then, Shimano has released some of our favourite cycling products with the current Ultegra Di2 Disc groupset being our pick of the bunch.

About Merlin Cycles

Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.

Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.

From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.

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